2005 Subaru Forester Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2005 Subaru Forester against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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Displaying 11 - 18 of 2005 Subaru Forester 18 reviews.

2005 Subaru Forester XReview
Alexander writes:
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Great — Drives well, comfortable, reliable well built. Love the practicality

Pros: Grip, Running Costs,Subaru Quality and Reliability

Cons: I may have to sell it one day

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2005 Subaru Forester XReview
Alexander writes:
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Awesome — Love this car. It is powerful, comfortable and a great piece of machinery. Really reliable. Will definitely buy another 1

Pros: It is a subaru

Cons: I may have to sell it one day

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2005 Subaru Forester XTReview
Monty writes:
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Whooohaaa — This is one of my favourite cars, awesome performance, reliability, and can do some offroading...

Pros: Performance, reliability, fun, 4wd

Cons: Looks, fuel economy

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2005 Subaru Forester XTReview
Dani writes:
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Performance, Handling, Reliability, It's Got It All! — It's a fantastic car to drive. With all the usual Subaru features. I've made a few modifications to it and it flies and is also a dream to drive. It's the best car I've ever owned and I have no plans of getting rid of it.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing much

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2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium PackageReview
Austin writes:
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Bad Ass — i love everything about the forester xt except for that it has a five speed instead of a six. i wish that subaru had made it more powerful put it does good. its a pretty fun car to drive. another down side to it is it poor braking

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good in snow and spacious

Cons: none

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2005 Subaru Forester XS Review
davisrs says:
vs1998 Subaru Forester L
2005 Subaru Forester XS winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 1998 Subaru Forester L worse.
"SOC engine"
Value Ranked 1998 Subaru Forester L worse.
"SOC engine"
2005 Subaru Forester XT Review
Guru966H4 says:
vs2005 Honda CR-V LX AWD
2005 Subaru Forester XT winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Honda CR-V LX AWD better.
"Comes down to price. The forester always commands a higher price"
2005 Subaru Forester XS Review
Fury_5922 says:
vs2005 Volvo XC70 Cross Country
2005 Subaru Forester XS winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2005 Volvo XC70 Cross Country worse.
"It was easier"
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Volvo XC70 Cross Country better.
"I felt more save"

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By David

Great value for the money. Love the black color for the Subaru Forester Sport model. Read More

Review By Guru9RVJ6Q

Great comfort and visibility. I love the many amenities. Read More

2021 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9NRGJH

Its priced way to high I can buy a 2022 for the price there asking Read More

Review By Rowell

Great in winter driving and reliable to maintain Also Read More

2020 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9P1PVC

I think it’s an outstanding car look forward to getting one reliable for the future and it has all the accessories you would need and safeties Read More

Review By elmcpa

Has a good ride. Loaded with safety features. Read More

2019 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By jphaver

The Premium model I bought is Subaru certified, which saved me some work, and the Forester gets high ratings from Consumer Reports both for reliability and driver satisfaction. Add to this its high... Read More

Review By Guru9K5MNF

The dark line I. The windshield is caused by your lights. I had my new forester 5 days. I could not drive at night. The lights point below your hood instead of radiating upwards. Brutal going downh... Read More

2018 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru98FD58

Great options but missing 6 speed standard shift as standard. Read More

Review By Guru98SK4N

Overall the forester locked ok. The problem I hade was the engine. It sounded totally worn out with only 80 5oo km on it. Looks like bad maintenance by the previous owner. Not worth the money. Read More

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